(Papaver nudicaule) Perennial in some zones With their tall, leafless stems that dance in the breeze, Iceland poppies are graceful companions to many cool-season plants.
I tied an almost broken Iceland poppy
to a plum twig--with long
The Iceland poppy
is not unwilling when it comes to transplanting, but it takes time to settle in to its new-found-patch.
There are many other cheap and cheerful annuals worth trying, including godetia, the night-scented stock, matthiola bicornis, love-in-the-mist nigella, the Iceland poppy
and, of course, snapdragons.
There are at least six different poppy species any Valley gardener can grow: the Iceland poppy
, California poppy, Shirley poppy, Mexican tulip poppy, Oriental poppy and Matilija poppy.
Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: For instant color, plant annuals like calendula, cineraria, English daisy, forget-me-not, pansy, Iceland poppy
, English and fairy primroses, Primula obconica, snapdragon, stock, sweet William, and viola.
CREATE THE LOOK: The following are among SarahOs favourite varieties for cutting: Iceland poppy
Meadow Pastels (left) I a delicate flower with a beautiful shape, Lupin Blue Spear (right) I an annual variety that smells of palma violets and Dahlia Black Cat I a dark rich red cactus variety that lasts well in the vase.
For a shorter-lived plant the Iceland Poppy
, Papaver nudicaule, has flowers from white through yellow and pink to orange-red.
You will have to wait until June or July to sow the Iceland Poppy
SOW seeds of herbaceous perennials such as Iceland poppy
, geums oriental poppy, delphiniums and hollyhocks.